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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Driving is compared with running a railroad train. With excellent images of steam-era passenger trains.
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Topics: Infrastructure: Roads and highways, Safety: Automotive
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by Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions
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eye 31,910
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A Greyhound bus transports us through the landscape of American mythology. Directed by Harold Schuster. Director of Photography: Jerry Fairbanks. Screenplay: Charles L. Tedford, Leo S. Rosencrans. Film Editor: Milton Kleinberg. Art Director: Theobold Holsopple. Production Supervisor: John McKennon. Musical Supervision: Edward Paul. Assistant Director: Robert Scrivner. With Marshall Thompson (Mysterious Stranger); Tommy Kirk (Jimmy Rollins); Morris Ankrum (Fred Schroder); Angie Dickinson (Mary);...
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Topics: Patriotism, Transportation: Bus, Travelogues
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by American Documentary Films, Inc.
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eye 85,281
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The Regional Planning Association of America's plea for community chaotic cities and urban sprawl. Directors: Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke. Script: Henwar Rodakiewicz, from an outline by Pare Lorentz. Commentary written by Lewis Mumford. Narrator: Morris Carnovsky. Photography: Ralph Steiner, Willard Van Dyke, Jules V.D. Bucher, Edward Anhalt, Roger Barlow and Rudolph Bretz. Editor: Theodore Lawrence. Music: Aaron Copland.
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Topics: Sustainability: 1930s, City planning, Regionalism
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by American Documentary Films, Inc.
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eye 42,496
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The Regional Planning Association of America's plea for community chaotic cities and urban sprawl. Directors: Ralph Steiner and Willard Van Dyke. Script: Henwar Rodakiewicz, from an outline by Pare Lorentz. Commentary written by Lewis Mumford. Narrator: Morris Carnovsky. Photography: Ralph Steiner, Willard Van Dyke, Jules V.D. Bucher, Edward Anhalt, Roger Barlow and Rudolph Bretz. Editor: Theodore Lawrence. Music: Aaron Copland.
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Topics: Sustainability: 1930s, City planning, Regionalism
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Promotional film for Westinghouse refrigerator line featuring a system of sticker-like decorations enabling purchasers to style their appliances as they choose. Vague hippie-type flower-power graphics; scenes of mod-dressed middle-class conventional people
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 32,608
favorite 34
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Highway engineering and development in the pre-Interstate era.
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Topics: Infrastructure: Roads and highways, Land use, Civil engineering
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 9,765
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Presents the case for motion study in the workplace and advises supervisors on how to convince skeptics that it is a good thing.
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Topics: Time and motion study, Gender roles
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Topic: need meta
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eye 4,861
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by U.S. National Archives and Records Service
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eye 37,333
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Compilation of images and sequences from the Ford Film Collection, with excellent footage of United States history, culture, industry and daily life between about 1915 and 1930. Highlights include Coney Island, the increasing pervasiveness of the automobile in American life, and early manufacturing footage.
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Topics: U.S. History: 1900-1927, Car culture, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing
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Applies graphic sensitivity to medium in cartoon form, and traces the history of storing and analyzing information from the days of the cavemen to today's age of electronic brains.
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 9,322
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Streamlines are not just beautiful, but also safer, cheaper and more comfortable.
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Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Physics
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Promotes an early version of the television remote control. We have the picture, but not the soundtrack of this film.
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Topics: Media: Television, Electronics, Technology
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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eye 19,735
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Principles and maintenance of everyday appliances.
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Topics: Electricity, Houses and homes: Appliances, Appliances
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 20,926
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Promotes a new console television that folds into a piece of furniture so as to conceal the all-seeing picture tube. We have the picture, but not the soundtrack of this film.
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Topics: Media: Television, Furniture, Houses and homes: Interior decoration
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by U.S. National Archives and Records Service
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eye 10,198
favorite 30
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Compilation of images and sequences from the Ford Film Collection, with excellent footage of United States history, culture, industry and daily life between about 1915 and 1930. Highlights include Coney Island, the increasing pervasiveness of the automobile in American life, and early manufacturing footage.
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Topics: U.S. History: 1900-1927, Car culture, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing
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by MPO Productions, Inc.
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eye 13,877
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Designing and building the symbol of the 1964 New York World's Fair.
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Topic: World's Fairs: New York, 1964
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 14,363
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Plastics industry makes the transition from military applications to peacetime futuristic designs.
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Topics: Materials: Plastics, Design
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by Wolff (Raphael G.) Studios, Inc.
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Traces the birth of the 1949 Ford from the drawing board to the roads of the world, showing different stages of automobile design and manufacturing. Run time should be 27:17, but these files only have the first 12 minutes or so.
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Topics: Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Automobiles: Engineering, Occupations: Automobile...
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Illustrates the design process involving in making a new car - the Mustang.
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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favorite 92
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The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
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Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Futurism
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 54,934
favorite 166
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The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
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Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Futurism
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design. (6383_American_Look_M04199_01_22_19_00)
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Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Futurism
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by MPO Productions
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Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
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Topics: Futurism, Automobiles: Advertising, Gender roles
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by Audio Productions, Inc.
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Chemistry gives birth to new synthetics benefitting women, in this case sheer stockings.
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Topics: Fashion, Synthetics, Gender roles
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Classic "capitalist realist" drama showing the manufacture of Chevrolets from foundry to finished vehicles. Though ostensibly a tribute to the "master hands" of the assembly line workers, it seems more of a paean to the designers of this impressive mass production system. Filmed in Flint, Michigan, just months before the United Auto Workers won union recognition with their famous sitdown strikes. Released the same year as two other films with which it shares similarities:...
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Topics: Automobiles: Manufacturing, Labor: 1930s, Occupations: Automotive